[trans-loh-keyt, tranz-]
verb (used with object), trans·lo·cat·ed, trans·lo·cat·ing.
  1. to move or transfer from one place to another; cause to change location; displace; dislocate.

Origin of translocate

First recorded in 1825–35; trans- + locate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for translocate


  1. (tr) to move; displace
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translocate in Medicine


[trăns-lōkāt′, trănz-]
  1. To change from one place or one position to another; to displace.
  2. To transfer a chromosomal segment to a new position; to cause to undergo translocation.
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